Bovine TB spreading... Literally!

john432

Member
Location
Carmarthenshire
A number of farms some three or four miles south of me have had quite a number of animals with confirmed tb in this last year. In what has been a clean area. But if what I've witnessed and been told is true... then we are being governed by half witts.
A local farm has built an above ground slurry store, and has road tankers delivering in what people believed was sewage . But recently an unbilical slurry contractor was spreading, and the fields were red in colour, blood red. And the talk is that the stuff comes from the abbattior that kills the TB positive cattle .
Beggars belief!
 

BrianV

Member
Livestock Farmer
How would you suggest we should investigate properly? Ask Lesley Griffiths the AM in charge of rural affairs?
Not sure but it can be a bit iffy saying too much if it turns out to be something different to what first appears, if it is true then they should be named & shamed.
 

john432

Member
Location
Carmarthenshire
Just an update..I actually saw on Tuesday myself, not hearsay, a tractor with the umbilical system spreading what was red in colour on a riverside field adjoining the main road. With the nurse tank being supplied by articulated road tankers. Yes the stuff comes from an abbattior near the end of the M4 that kills TB infected cattle from South Wales and a lot from England. But all is ok because they have the relevant paperwork. But a near neighboring dairy farm has had another 40 cattle taken today due to TB!
 

Sid

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
South Molton
Just an update..I actually saw on Tuesday myself, not hearsay, a tractor with the umbilical system spreading what was red in colour on a riverside field adjoining the main road. With the nurse tank being supplied by articulated road tankers. Yes the stuff comes from an abbattior near the end of the M4 that kills TB infected cattle from South Wales and a lot from England. But all is ok because they have the relevant paperwork. But a near neighboring dairy farm has had another 40 cattle taken today due to TB!
According to certain members it is anecdotal evidence. Doesn't count can't be happening.

They need peer reviewed scientific proof of tb spread through animal waste 🙄🙄
 

Al R

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
West Wales
Just an update..I actually saw on Tuesday myself, not hearsay, a tractor with the umbilical system spreading what was red in colour on a riverside field adjoining the main road. With the nurse tank being supplied by articulated road tankers. Yes the stuff comes from an abbattior near the end of the M4 that kills TB infected cattle from South Wales and a lot from England. But all is ok because they have the relevant paperwork. But a near neighboring dairy farm has had another 40 cattle taken today due to TB!
SS articulated tanker? SS being the contractors with green and white lorries not stainless steel.
 

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